I forgot how much fun lack of ACARS was. I really don't miss those days. Of course now when ACARS craps the bed both the Captain and I are like the internet just went out. What do we do?!!We were just recently introduced to ACARS when we started flying 767s, oh my it is so nice. Our sat phones on our 737s pretty much suck so being able to have a chat or get information back and forth by basically texting is so much easier. Plus getting OOOIs and all that is much more of a breeze.